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Lofexidine, first non-opioid medication, gets FDA backing for treating opioid withdrawal
03-30-18 Category: Drug Addiction Treatment

As part of the nation’s ongoing war against opioid epidemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee has voted in favor (11 to 1) of approving LUCEMYRA (lofexidine) for managing opioid withdrawal symptoms. The committee has backed the approval to help individuals dependent on opioids get relief from acute withdrawal symptoms […]

Postpartum anxiety among new moms a growing health problem in US

The birth of her first child filled Alicia Hemingway (name changed) with unwarranted anxiety. The 26-year-old San Diego mom’s constant state of turmoil over the health of her child had caused her family to panic and consult a psychologist. Alicia’s therapist informed her that she suffered from symptoms of postpartum anxiety (PPA), a psychological disorder […]

mental health treatment centers, treatment centers for mental health
03-29-18 Category: Behavioral Health

Health Net, one of the biggest names in California’s health care insurance industry, has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Recently, it has been slapped with a slew of lawsuits – non-payment of claims, fraudulent business practices and violation of the False Claims Act (FCA). Now, to add to the insurance giant’s woes, […]

Toxic masculinity can cause anxiety in men, says study
03-26-18 Category: Anxiety

The term toxic masculinity refers to more of a cultural construction of being a man, rather than his innate traits. Therefore, criticism of toxic masculinity shouldn’t be viewed as denigration of the male species, instead it should be seen as highlighting the unfair social standards imposed on them. Research has shown that traits like control […]

Treating bipolar disorder in time is key to keeping adverse outcomes at bay
03-23-18 Category: Behavioral Health

The old saying “A stitch in time saves nine” is still applicable in our lives, especially when it comes to the way we handle mental illnesses. Timely or early intervention in treating people with bipolar disorder (BPD) is gradually being recognized across the United States. This, in fact, is a proven way of preventing the […]

NIH to investigate ‘nexus’ between health officials and alcohol companies
03-22-18 Category: Alcohol

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is all set to investigate whether authorities flouted any federal policy while soliciting donations during their meetings with alcohol companies to finalize a study on the positive outcomes of moderate drinking. On March 20, 2018, NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins expressed concern over the recent meetings between scientists and […]

Learning transcendental meditation helped me cope with anxiety, says Kendall Jenner

Lying in the lap of luxury with millions of dollars at one’s disposal or having a famous name with an unending fan list may often be viewed as synonymous to a “great life,” but that alone doesn’t ensure happiness. The wealthy, the glamorous, and the famous are in no way immune to mental health problems. […]

Despite opposition, bill to allow California bars to extend closing time gets closer to reality

A new bill that would allow bars in California to extend their closing time to 4 a.m. has cleared initial hurdles in the state Senate. Sponsored by Senator Scott Wiener of San Francisco, the legislation – SB 905 – has been forwarded to the California Senate’s Appropriations Committee after being approved by the Senate Governmental […]

California’s tax on wealthy helping people with mental disorders, finds report

The state tax on millionaires has proved to be beneficial for several mental health programs in California’s Los Angeles County. The use of tax money has helped lower rates of imprisonment, hospitalization and homelessness, said a new report released by the Rand Corporation on March 13, 2018. “Our results are encouraging about the impact these […]

Shia LaBeouf speaks about his struggles with PTSD
03-15-18 Category: Psychological Trauma

Any traumatic experience in life can rock an individual to the core. For individuals who endure such misery, the world doesn’t remain a safe place any longer. In fact, the world becomes a place where nasty things can often take place. Significantly, anybody who has witnessed something shocking, dangerous or traumatic could continue to have […]

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